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Paperback
Book Printing

UK’s best price and quality

Light. Robust. Unputdownable. Paperback books, bound to last.

Easy to pick up. Hard to put down. Paperback books are made to be read. But they’re also often tossed into suitcases, shoved into pockets, and enjoyed on trains, planes, and sunloungers. It’s important that they maintain their integrity, so that their stories can be told.

Choose from our range of binding options (perfect bound or stapled), paper types and weights, and trim sizes to make sure your epic sci-fi tale or windswept romance novel stays in one piece.

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Paperback book sizes available

Size Width (mm) Height (mm)
A4 210 297
A5 148 210
Novel 203 127
Standard 197 132
Demy 216 138
US Royal 229 152
Royal 234 156
Square - 210 210 210

Binding options available

Paper weight
Binding
80, 90gsm 115, 120gsm 130gsm 150gsm 170gsm
Perfect bound 48 - 400 pages 44 - 400 pages 40 - 400 pages 36 - 400 pages 32 - 400 pages

Paper types available

Book body

  • Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated

Cover

  • Silk
  • Gloss
  • Uncoated
  • Recycled
  • Natural

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Mixam is rated as 9.5 out of 10 by based on 1200 reviews.
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Excellent I have never written a book before or sent anything to a printers. I was recommended to Mixam by a friend of my wife (the subject of the book). The website is clear and the FAQs very helpful. It was far clearer than Amazon to which I had also been referred. when I went through the download and proof process the staff on the helpline were prompt efficient and kindly in their manner. delivery was within the time specified and the delivery company came bang in the middle of their slot.
High quality product and service
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High quality product and service, easy to use with strong attention to details. Great customer service too. Highly recommended
Great price & helpful staff
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Very helpful staff who very kindly checked the images I had uploaded and ensured the quality was up to standard. Arrived on time and great value for money!
Excellent help over the phone
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Excellent help over the phone. Very pleased with the final product.
So so pleased -AMAZING
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So so pleased. The experience was stress free and the finished book blew me away. I had a publication made as part of an exhibition and it was so important it was perfect - and it was! Thank you! Will 100% use again in future.
Best in the UK for quality and value
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For over 7 years I have helped clients to produce and publish books, magazines, brochures etc. I was using another printer but their systems became very archaic and they were too expensive. I searched online and came across Mixam. I first used Mixam around 2013 or 2014 for a magazine print. The quality was amazing. For paperback books, I went back to using my old printers as I wasn't sure Mixam offered that service at that time. Recently I've discovered that Mixam indeed print brochures and paperback books! Imagine my happiness! I ran a quick online quote and it was over £100 cheaper than my previous printer! Also, Mixam proofed my pdf automatically online (my previous printers charged ridiculously for this). The online upload system is so advanced. The quality of print and choices offered is unbelievable! My company has used Mixam for 4 big print jobs this year so far and we are so pleased that finally we have found our new permanent printers. The production and delivery used to take at least 14 days with my old printer. Mixam however do the job within a week, usually less! The customer service is also second to none. Mixam, please don't change anything. Keep doing what you do, you're great at it! I'm one very pleased customer.
This is a great website to order from
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This is a great website to order from. I've ordered twice now and its fantastic!!
Very reliable.
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I've used Mixam for a couple of of years now, and over many orders I have never been disappointed. Every order has been delivered on time and the ordered products have always been consistently excellent. They have an easy to use website and ordering system, and customer service when I've had questions has always been very very quick to respond and help me. Fair prices, excellent product, and very reliable.
Would shop here again
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Zines arrived exactly on time and the quality was amazing. For this price and service we will be definitely using again.
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Really good....will be ordering more soon! Thanks.
Mixam exceeds expectation, don't go anywhere else
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We have used Mixam for our Residents Association newsletter for some years now. They are totally reliable and provide a high quality newsletter to us with accurate colours. Their uploading system is simple to use and proofing of input couldn't be easier. They are a very friendly and helpful company who provide a quick response all at very reasonable prices. We order between 1,000 and 3,000 copies per run. I would defy anyone to get a better service, product quality or price.
The best
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The best. Every time.
All round brilliance...
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Brilliant service, price, and result. No hesitation in using them again.
Info for file setup

Paperback book print
file setup information

How to supply your print files
As with all of our products, we ask that the file is supplied as single individual pages, not double pages.
Important - your cover
Your cover is made up of four pages - a front cover, an inside front cover, a back cover, and an inside back cover.
Bleed
We ask for a 3mm bleed on all paperback books. Please do not include any important content within this area.
Format and orientation
You can choose either an A4 (210 x 297 mm) or A5 (148 x 210 mm) format, and a landscape or portrait orientation.
Binding
The binding options available for paperback books are perfect bound or stapled. For books with fewer than 25 pages, we recommend printing as a booklet.
Please note:
These available binding options are entirely dependent upon the number of pages and paper weight selected for your order. This is because there comes a point where the combined paper thickness is too much to effectively staple or stitch together, and will instead need to be held together by adhesive (otherwise known as ‘perfect binding’).

The opposite is true if there are too few pages for perfect binding to work. Our dynamic ordering system is smart enough to know when a limit has been reached, and will automatically switch to the required binding option.

Spine (for Perfect Binding)
If you choose perfect binding you have the option to upload the spine as a separate print file. The spine depth is calculated and displayed in the shopping cart. If you do not upload a print file for your spine it will be left blank.
The spine will also need a 3mm bleed at the top and bottom.
Completing your order
Before you can complete your order, you must make sure all page placeholders have been completed. For example, if you are ordering 32 pages, all 32 boxes must be filled. If you do not have enough content, you must add blank pages.